Gentling Wild Horses provides participants the opportunity to use Monty’s non-violent methods with previously unhandled horses. Open to students of all levels of equine experience, participants will observe and have hands-on lessons according to their levels of skill and prior experience.
Participants work in Monty Roberts’ patented, unique facility (the IFA Untouched Gentling Pen) which is designed for the humane treatment of wild horses, and the safety of horse and handler.
Participants have an opportunity to experience a horse’s first touch by human hand and will assist the horses going through the gentling process – haltered, led, groomed, desensitized, and have their feet picked up. It is a fantastic way for those interested in equine psychology to learn more about the nature of the horse (and people too).
Additionally, the course offers trainers, horse owners and volunteers in the equine industry (particularly those dealing with difficult horses) the opportunity to learn a new approach in dealing with young, challenging and unstarted horses.
A rosette token of accomplishment* will be provided upon completing the course.
*Please note, the rosettes token does not make a statement about the holder’s status as a horse trainer and does not contribute towards certification which is only available through the Certification program.